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Nov 25

Tour the Original Home

Good morning, friends! I’ve enjoyed reading your enthusiastic comments following Thursday’s location reveal of Blog Cabin 2014. Winter Haven, Fla. is truly a gem that we’ll explore in detail in the coming months. For now, let’s focus on the original home in all its glory.

Blog Cabin 2014

You’ve taken the indoor-outdoor photo tour, but I have a little something extra for you. So, grab your coffee, kick back and take a look:

What are your favorite details of the home? Let’s talk!

  • Posted at 11:55 am on November 11, 2013
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  1. the widows walk, french doors open to room full of light and windows, ironing board closet is so cool, basement open and moldable space,

    Pengirl on January 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm
  2. Love the sun room. The window style and number of windows is wonderful. Love the wood floors and the fireplace. Hope the move allows for as much of the original doors and other features can be preserved. could imagine myself in that sunroom watching a beautiful Florida sunset over that lake. I look forward to watching the process

    jennifer n. on January 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm
  3. This home has SOOO much potential! I love the amount of windows that let in all that natural light!

    Danysha Sterling on January 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm
  4. For all of you who are voting on exterior and interior colors, I currently live in a 11 year old house in Central Florida and found out several years ago that the colors on my house would not stand up to the sun as well as many other colors. The paint company rep told me a few years ago that the blues and greens (bluer shades) in house paint ware more susceptible to sun fad down here. Not sure if it is still true or would affect the siding colors. It would appear that all colors are not created equal, at least on stucco. Anyone have better or more recent info than mine please comment.

    YankeeNuke on January 17, 2014 at 10:39 am
  5. What an awesome home. Looks really well built.

    Craig Ceccarelli on May 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm
  6. When i first saw that Blog Cabin was saving old homes i was thrilled. Then i found out it was just a big joke. They take old homes with lots of character & destroy it all by gutting them inside & out so that nothing of the original house is left but the studs. What's the use of buying an old home if your going to take away everything that makes it unique. You might as well just build a brand new one because it ends up looking like a new modern home anyways.

    Dissapointed on June 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

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